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Senate Proceeding on Apr 30th, 2009 :: 5:46:45 to 5:52:59
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Jim Bunning

5:46:43 to 5:47:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: opposion of thomas strickland to department of interior. i met with mr. strickland. while he has a distinguished career in public service, i do not believe he is appropriate candidate to fl this position. his disregard for second amendment rights, coupled wit

Jim Bunning

5:46:45 to 5:52:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning

5:47:05 to 5:47:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: his position on domestic energy production leaves me little choice other than to oppose his nomination today. in december of this the department of the interior took great steps forward towards reversing the firearms in parks.

Jim Bunning

5:47:28 to 5:47:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: however, because of one court case on a technical ground, millions of law abiding park visitors find their second amendment rights challenged yet again. for decades regulations enacted by unelected bureaucrats at the

Jim Bunning

5:47:49 to 5:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: national park service and the u.s. fish and wildlife service have prohibited american citizens from transporting and possessing operational firearms on federal lands managed by these agencies. the enactment of these rules

Jim Bunning

5:48:15 to 5:48:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: preempts states' laws, bypass the authority of congress, and trample on the constitutional riefts law-abiding -- rights of law-abiding americans guaranteed by the than 170,000 acres of public lands. no other federal land management

Jim Bunning

5:48:37 to 5:49:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: agency has enacted antigun rules similar to the park service and fish and wildlife. both the bureau of land management and the u.s. forestry service allow for lulls of the state in which the federal property is located to govern firearm possession.

Jim Bunning

5:49:01 to 5:49:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: neither of these agencies experience any difficulty as a result of allowing possession. i have met with my friend, secretary salazar, who is now the secretary of the department of the interior, and t my support for repealing this firearm ban.

Jim Bunning

5:49:24 to 5:49:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: at the time secretary salazar agreed with me and has stated before the senate energy committee that he supports repealing the ban. this is the same just voted this past 18-5 -- i want to repeat that.

Jim Bunning

5:49:46 to 5:50:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: the committee voted 18-5 to real the secretary salazar, then senator salazar, voted in support of the repeal. now because of one court case the department of is back position.

Jim Bunning

5:50:09 to 5:50:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: i believe this is an unsound policy and extreme shortsighted. this is why i, along with my good friend, senator coburn, and 16 other members -- colleagues of the senat the department of the interior

Jim Bunning

5:50:30 to 5:50:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: for a clarification of its views on this regulation. while i appreciate the secretary getting back to me so quickly on this, the response i received was short and vague. relationship with secretary salazar.

Jim Bunning

5:50:52 to 5:51:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: in the past he has gone out of his way to tell me personally of his support for second amendment rights. rest assure i will hold him to his word and will be watching this situation very closely as it continues to unfold. i will continue to work with the

Jim Bunning

5:51:14 to 5:51:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: department of the get this regulation implemented properly. i am also concerned about this nominee's stance on domestic energy i hav many of my colleagues here in

Jim Bunning

5:51:37 to 5:51:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: the senate, that america has a domestic resource to meet its growing energy needs. in order to meet them, we need to use all of including nuclear, clean coal, renewables, along with oil and

Jim Bunning

5:51:58 to 5:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: natural gas. america has a wealth of oil and natural gas reserves that if utilized properly in an environmentally sound manner could meet our energy demands for decades to come. the nominee before us today, thomas strickland, does not

Jim Bunning

5:52:20 to 5:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: support using all forms of energy. he has been very public in his position that we should not open anwr to domesti energy production. i have been to anwr to see firsthand what all the talk was

Jim Bunning

5:52:41 to 5:52:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: about. after visiting more confident in my support for drilling there. we met with the environmentalists and on the border of anwr and talked to them about the united states

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